Monday, April 28, 2014

French terracotta-topiary love...

There is something so pretty about english ivy and terracotta.
"Two great things that go great together..."
{remember that jingle for peanutbutter cups?}

Even more amazing is an ivy topiary in terracotta.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Sunday Sentiments-the value of quietness

Psalm 46:10

Be still...

How often in a day or week do you allow some purposeful quiet-time?
Just sitting still--no electronics....
In today's world, the noise never stops. . . 
banking, shopping, dining out, 
a movie, and fueling our cars can be done at any time of day.  
Add the convenience of the internet and anything can be taken care of 
without ever leaving the comfort of our kitchen table.
Activity buzzes along, assaulting our senses, 24/7.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Door Knob Hanger How-to

Glass doorknobs...
I admit, I have a love affair with them...
There is something classic and elegant about them.
Maybe its the sparkle.....

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Vintage Easter Greetings!

He is risen!
He is Risen

May all the glory of this day be yours to celebrate!
Found this beautiful 1905 postcard this weekend and had to share!
Vintage Easter Greetings!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Vintage Handmade Eggs

So often in life I have a renewed 
appreciation for things
 I never paid much attention to 
when I was younger.

In my young mind, Easter eggs were supposed to be pastel.  
That's the only way they were supposed to be celebrated.

I loved to dye Easter eggs every year.
This is what I remembered when my mom visited me last winter.

She brought with her, as she often does, 
a box of "things"
   to pass on to me if I want them.
This time the things were from my Nana, 
{who passed 5 years ago}.
   In this box was a little bag of "eggs."
 I remembered we had all decorated them together.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Easter Centerpiece and Secret Garden

I spent the weekend enjoying the Spring-time weather.
And treasure hunting!  I found this wonderful cloche 
and it motivated me to do some sprucing up in and out of the house.